Nike creates Swamp green sneakers with chrome orange plates for Florida

Feleipe Franksof the Florida Gators is sacked by Devin White of LSU Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville

The shoes are swamp green and covered in Gator print with chrome orange plates.

So much pride, apparently, that for the first time the team will stray from its blue and orange color scheme Saturday to sport a jersey meant to evoke the look of an actual alligator. Player numbers are orange with royal blue trim.

The helmet will feature the Gator head logo on one side of he helmet for the first time. The helmet, trousers and socks are rendered in the same color, but without the gator-skin treatment.

Nike is no stranger to reptilian uniforms.


Fans are already demanding to know how they can purchase the new uniform gear which will only be worn on Saturday.

The Gators and Aggies will be meeting for just the fourth time in history.

Florida (3-2) is coming off a home loss to LSU while A&M fell 27-19 at home to No. 1 Alabama to drop to 4-2 on the year.

"The Swamp" was named by former coach Steve Spurrier. The idea behind the uniform is to embody "The Swamp" where the Gators play. "We feel this is an appropriate nickname for our stadium".

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